By CAROL GUNTER
Really couldn't have asked for a better day for the Gunter Reunion at Aubrey's shop, Sunday September 4th. Somewhat hard to believe but next year's reunion will be the 20th since Aubrey started it back in 1997.
The years truly do get by so fast don't they? Last year Betty Gunter (Eugene's wife) got to be with all of us at the reunion. March 9th of this year 2016, Betty succumbed to the cancer that took her in such a short period of time. She's back with Eugene now so we know she is just fine. We all miss Betty so much. Never once thought she could be gone so quickly from us. A very special lady indeed Betty was and I will never forget her thoughtfulness and compassion for others. That's why it is so good for families to get together and enjoy all the festivities that go on at these reunions of family and friends. Memories we make for a lifetime that day. We never know who might not be with us at the next reunion.
Our reunion is a delight for everyone in attendance. We had such great entertainment from Clyde and his Bluegrass Band. They sure know how to pick and sing. I guess we will have to have a celebration next year to commemorate this special milestone of the 20th reunion of the Gunter clan. That sounds like a wonderful plan to me.
Some people we need to keep on our prayer list: Ruth Brown, Fay Pitts, Edith Miller, Charlie Mai Daniel, Carlon and Mai Nell Melton, and Denise Stanton.
Short Mountain School will be having their Harvest Festival Saturday September 24th. Circle the date in red on your calendar and try to attend and support the school. Such a fun night it will be for everyone.
Have to add a little funny tidbit to the Gunter reunion. There's always it seems a plate or a piece of silverware, or etc that someone leaves behind after the reunion. Well, I had two large serving spoons and one tablespoon left from last year's reunion. I put them out with the other silverware hoping someone would see them and they would go back to their rightful owners. No one evidently didn't recognize them (well, it has been a year) as they are still here and now I have a butter knife and another tablespoon to add to my tableware drawer. If this keeps up, I'll have quite a collection won't I? Maybe I'll have better luck next year.
I have been trying to figure out what's up with the spiders as they've gone wild building their webs everywhere around here. Spotted a web up on my shutter and part of it on the window the other day. We're talking way up there. Never has this happened before. I think they know something about the weather and how bad a winter we might be gonna have.
Not about to do any more mowing for the time being as it's pretty dry conditions we're dealing with now. Been a while since we've had any rainfall and you can sure tell it with some brown grass here and there. Only a few slight chances of rain this week through the weekend.
Got to start putting out some fall decorations here shortly. Love the fall. I just don't like what comes after it as I'm so cold-natured. Fall cleaning I will have to do as it will be splendid weather to do just that. I know if I don't so it now, it will be spring before it gets done. Winter is when I hibernate like the bears do. Dread the winter more with each passing year.
Wondering if those 'little green men' mind the wintertime and its cold temperatures? Hey, they may just hibernate, too. Nothing wrong with that as long as they stay in that devil's hole till the spring time is ushered in come March. It would really be terrible wouldn't it if they got snowed in till spring? I'm not far from the devil's hole so I imagine I would be snowed in, too, with a heavy blanket of snow keeping me indoors. Stocking up on tuna to cover such an emergency like a snowstorm is of a high priority to me at the present time. I figure you can never wait till the last minute to get ahead of ole man winter.
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at 615-563-4429. Have a great day!
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.